Monday, February 13, 2012

My Guest Posts On The Two Dhams - Gangotri and Badrinath

Apart from featuring some of the best bloggers as guests in My Yatra Diary..., the past few months have also given me the honor of being featured as one as well. Yes, I had an opportunity of two guest posting instances which I would like to share here, with all of you.

Guest Post Excerpts


The first one was a photo essay for Mahindra Homestays India Travel Blog (in return of which they did one guest post for us as well - First time travel tips for India) on my trip to Badrinath to celebrate the festival of Diwali.

Here is an excerpt:

Markets of Badrinath
Lanes leading to the Badrinath temple

Silent tones greeted me as I took my first steps in the town. The lanes were quiet. Shopkeepers lazily put up their wares on display. A scant number of people populated the streets. Such quietness… I had wondered to myself? But then, it was reasonably justified as well...

To read the entire article, please follow this link - A Call to the Heavenly Abode, Badrinath.


The second guest post was for my blogger friend, Leo (Vinay) of Art of Leo. This was more of a personal essay on my experience in the Himalayan pilgrim town of Gangotri.

Here is an excerpt:

River Ganga in Gangotri, Uttarakhand Himalayas
River Ganga @Gangotri

As I removed my shoes and tip toed on the smooth icy rocks, a melodious music of silence filled my ears. Mixed in it were gurgling rhythmic beats of Her waters and before I could gather anything, I found myself drifting away in a trance...

To read the entire article, please follow this link - Tranquility in the Waters: My Trip to Gangotri.

Do check them out and please let me know how they were, am anxiously waiting to hear your feedback on them.

A Word of Thanks!

Finally, before I get down to penning another one of my yatras, a quick note of thanks to all our guest bloggers this month - Santosh BS, Team G Square and Jitaditya Narzary - for being kind enough to take out some time from their schedules and grace our little yatra diary with their wonderful content on my request. It was a real delightful experience and a pleasure hosting all of you and kindly let me excused if there were any shortcomings from my side.

Also, thank you to all my loving readers for giving them such a warm welcome and showering them with as much love as you do to me. Thank you!

Here are the links to their Guest Posts in case you missed them or wish to go over them again -

3. Valley of Flowers: Paradise Found - Jitaditya Narzary

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  1. All your photos and posts, are wonderful an very interestings!!!!
    many greetings and kisses

  2. Congrats Arti - you do such great work here! Your blog's a constant source of inspiration - even for travellers in the mind ;)

  3. too good a show master :) keep it going...

  4. Congratulations on your guest posting opportunities, Arti! Well deserved and I have enjoyed the blogs you have featured here. I've been a follower of Team G Square for some time now! Hope you have a wonderful week!


  5. That was a very nice gesture and more insight to some lovely destinations, Arti

  6. Great Arti... I am going to read it...

  7. You know Arti, I wanted to ask you about your profession.. Are you, and I am guessing, from the tourism industry? Coz, if you are not, you can be a fantastic marketing / PR expert in the industry.. :)

  8. I've read these two posts of yours now.I found both written in elegant style of writing. Wordings are so expressive that I was able to understand how your felt and what places they were like.
    If I had an opportunity, I'd like to visit Gangotri.


  9. Wonderful shots... can't wait to read these two articles in full.

  10. WOW! Congrats for the guest post opportunities <3


  11. Great blogs. Thank you for sharing. :)

  12. Arti, they were lovey. Your lucid language made them adorable. Congratulations.

  13. Congrats on your guest posts, my dear Arti. Brilliant entries. You're really inspiring. I thank God for people like you. :)

  14. Thank you for the links. Will go there and read them. :)

  15. Its so exciting to do a guest post, away to visit both of those blogs now.

  16. Wonderful posts! Same lucid style of writing coupled with great pictures:)

  17. Hi,Arti.
    This is a beautiful post.
    I watched a documentary film about a traveling in India, a couple weeks ago.It was an hour wonderful program.
    Your today’s post reminds me of the small village on the foot of Himalayan Mountains on the film.
    Have a nice days!


  18. Many many thanks Arti for
    sharing the links of beautiful

    सैर कर दुनिया की ग़ालिब जिंदगानी फिर कहाँ
    जिंदगानी भी रही तो नौजवानी फिर कहाँ.

    Whenever find time,please visit my blog.

  19. Congrats Arti, I am not surprised at the guest blogs at all. You deserve all the accolades that come your way. Wish you all the best dear.

  20. this post was kind of a retreat for me as i vaguely remember the days when i was very young and went with my family to badrinath !

    thanks Arti!!!

  21. I also feel like mahindra homestays wrote about the chants,the mantras. It energize and restore my mind and soul. Maybe Indian's and Japanese's are different. I want to hear Indian's.

  22. Off to those blogs to read your posts!

  23. Congratulationa Arti !Well deserved !Your post are well detailed ,informative with beautiful pictures and great narration .Hope to see more of your work here at My Yatra.Love and much love.

  24. Great post on India tourism places. Thank you for sharing.

  25. I love travelling, so I found your post so helpful to me.. Thanks!
    I would admire you to write some posts for our blog as a guest blogger. Here below is our blog
    EaseMyTrip Travel Blog

    For the guest blogging u can mail me

  26. Hi,

    My name is Neha Vasandhani and i`d like to write a guest post for you.

    I have a team of skilled writers and we are ready to make a research and provide a quality article that will go down well with your readers and give them some useful information.

    It would be great if you could allow me to place a hyperlink in any part of the article (one link in article).

    Please let me know if you are interested.


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